The earliest ripening pear useful for extending the season.
Origin: France, 1600
Pollination: Doyenne d'Ete is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.
History and description of Doyenne d'Ete
Raised by the Capucin Monks at Mons, Belgium c 1700.
Small, bergamotte to oval shaped fruit. Smooth, bright green skin ripening to pale yellow. Brownish red flush and faint stripes. Little russetting. White, smooth, juicy flesh with little flavour.
Small, compact upright tree. Reliable, heavy cropper. It is the earliest pear to ripen and a useful addition to the garden for extending the season. Ripens very quickly once picked.
Characteristics of Doyenne d'Ete pear trees
|Picking time||Late July |
|Season of use||July-Aug |
|Progeny||Laxton's Early Market|